Hong Kong police crisis: Will the Hong Kong government please stand up?

Riot police at march at Sha Tin District in Hong Kong, on July 14, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS
A man reprimanding police officers during a rally by older residents to show support for young protesters in Hong Kong, on July 17, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

HONG KONG - The ever-growing crisis of confidence in the city's law enforcers has to be solved by the Hong Kong government, with the backing of Beijing, security analysts pointed out.

They said that public trust in the Hong Kong Police Force, once lauded as Asia's finest and a key legacy left by the British after the former colony was returned to the Chinese in 1997, has sunk to its lowest levels since the handover.

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